My first encounter with Clive Pursehouse was through a cordial email invite to learn more about our winery under the theme of Seattle’s Urban Wineries. Immediately I could tell he was a writer and a gentleman simply by his lexicon. After several email exchanges I learned we had the University of Washington in common- he as an Administrator and I as a student in the Foster School of Business. So the University District was a natural meeting location. He suggested my new favorite restaurant Guanacos Tacos Pupuseria on Brooklyn serving fantastic Salvadorian Pupusas.
Gosh I was certainly nervous to meet with Clive! But most anything over good food is easy, so off I left to meet him one grey and rainy Seattle day. Guanacos is small, so it was hard to miss Clive seated in the center of it all perusing the menu, and I remember he said he’d recognize me either wearing a barrel or with a broken pair of sunglasses. Good one on him for doing his homework. I chuckled and was at ease. He then offered me the royal treatment and a true Pupusas experience, which was sincerely a treat when on a student budget. Let’s hope writers get to expense lunches at The Oregon Wine Blog especially when they are ranked 9th in Google’s Top 100 Wine Blogs.
So we chatted about social media and narcissism, wine and small wineries. He also introduced me to several of the little wineries in my area that I had never heard of like 509 Wines and Ward Johnson Winery. He was truly a dear wino friend! And, well the rest is history… follow this link to Clive’s story on WineGirl Wines.
Thanks for the words, Clive.